Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Bonnie "Prince" Billy

It seems like a good day to post on Will Oldham aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy. You may have seen the "Thunder Road" cover I posted that he did with tortoise. I've been looking for the ep that that song came from and I finally found it in a cool little record shop in Boulder. "The Brave and the Bold" is a record by Oldham and the band tortoise that consists solely of covers. There is an awesome version of "Daniel" by Elton John but my favorite track is a song called Pancho.
Download "Pancho" here
The disc has very little information on it(damn Canadian import) so I don't know who sang it originally, anyone know?(Vosse I'm looking at you). Speaking of covers an aquarium drunkard has Johnny Cash's cover of Oldham's song "I see a Darkness" as well as an amazing song and video from Oldham's upcoming album. You really need to see the video. Let me say this, in it Will wrestles E.T.nuff said.
In other news, Scot has put up some fresh art on his site Losergoes1st. Check it out he has a cool and creepy new solo piece as well as some collaborative stuff with another artist that will blow you away. It's cool how he gives you a tiny bit of insight into where this stuff is coming from. I really dig it, stop by and show him some love. I'm also anxious to see the shirts he is putting together.

1 comment:

Flatlander said...

That new Oldham track is fantastic. I'm counting the days until the LP drops.